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The Sounds of Detroit Music

One Detroit Weekend: February 3, 2023

One Detroit contributors Peter Whorf and Cecelia Sharpe, of WRCJ 90.9 FM, share what Detroit and other metro cities have on tap for the Feb. 3 weekend and into next week with One Detroit’s newest segment, “One Detroit Weekend.”

The history of HOT 107.5 WGPR, Michigan’s first Black-owned FM radio station

In celebration of hip hop’s 50th birthday, HOT 107.5 WGPR FM radio shares its history as Michigan’s first Black-owned radio station and Detroit’s only all-hip hop radio format.

Political hip hop: Dr. Hasan Jeffries discusses hip hop’s history of speaking out

Dr. Hasan Jeffries discusses his participation in the PBS “Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World” documentary, executive produced by Chuck D of Public Enemy, and the history of political messages in hip hop.

Gretchen Valade, longtime jazz supporter, philanthropist and businesswoman dies at 97

Detroit has lost one of its greatest supporters of the city’s jazz music and arts scene. Gretchen Valade, the “Angel of Jazz,” passed away at age 97. Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation President Chris Collins talks about Valade’s legacy.

Detroit Opera brings ‘Aida’ opera back to the stage for one night only concert

The Detroit Opera is bringing back one of the most famous operas, “Aida,” after nearly a decade for a one-night only concert performance.

Detroit: it’s more than the Motor City. It’s also one of the premiere music cities across the nation. Known for Motown Records and Hitsville U.S.A., for being the birthplace of American techno, and as the Detroit Rock City, the sounds of Detroit music span genres and decades. Check out “One Detroit” and “American Black Journal” captivating conversations and stories about Detroit’s musical sounds.

One Detroit Weekend: February 3, 2023

One Detroit Weekend: February 3, 2023

One Detroit contributors Peter Whorf and Cecelia Sharpe, of WRCJ 90.9 FM, share what Detroit and other metro cities have on tap for the Feb. 3 weekend and into next week with One Detroit’s newest segment, “One Detroit Weekend.”

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Underground sound: Detroit’s punk rock history on display at the All-Star Garage Rock Punk Revue

Underground sound: Detroit’s punk rock history on display at the All-Star Garage Rock Punk Revue

One Detroit producer Chris Jordan takes viewers back to the two-day Detroit All-Star Garage Rock Punk Revue music festival to learn more about the origins of Detroit’s punk rock history and how it continues to evolve. He talks with festival organizer Smitt E. Smitty, host Michael Halloran, and several of the artists who performed there about the foundation many of the early bands laid, and how newcomers are turning those influences into their own unique sounds.

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Detroit Bass Day marks 9th annual celebration with The Temptations tribute, spoken word poetry

Detroit Bass Day marks 9th annual celebration with The Temptations tribute, spoken word poetry

The 9th annual Detroit Bass Day celebrates the 50th recording anniversary of the song “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” made famous by The Temptations, with fifty bass players coming together in front of the Motown Museum to play its iconic bass line. Producer Daijah Moss visits the celebration at the Motown Museum to learn more about the annual gathering and this year’s theme of exploring family life and fatherhood.

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